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It was a bumper weekend of baseball action as the summer breeze filled packed stadiums across the country to add to the romance of the league ramping up for the All-Star break next weekend. If you missed it over the weekend, the full rosters have been announced, including the additions of two players as Commissioner Selections based on their career achievements – Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols. The schedule promises to be one of the most enjoyable yet as we all eagerly await the participants for the Home Run Derby.
Until then, let’s binge on what happened on Super Sunday!
Brotherly Love Of Baseball Wins, Every Time!
The lovely moment of the day came courtesy of Big League brothers Tyler Rogers and Taylor Rogers. The two arms, representing the Giants and the Padres respectively, played catch on a major league field for the first time ever. From the backyard to the bigs, this is what baseball is all about.
Last night, Tyler and Taylor Rogers were sipping their postgame beers together. One of them said to the other, “You know, we’ve been catch partners our whole lives but we’ve still never played catch on a major league field.” So today, they are. pic.twitter.com/ifwQEadBIn
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) July 10, 2022
The Giants cruised to a 12-0 win over the Padres on the back of a masterful display from Alex Wood. It was as smooth as this…
OK, this landing was incredibly smooth 😮 pic.twitter.com/kLmWzdaB2f
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) July 10, 2022
Gross Way To Lose It Robbie
It is one of those streaks that you realize was never really a thing until it ends. Tigers leadoff man Robbie Grossman was riding a wave of 440 games without an error in the Major Leagues until this play yesterday allowed Luis Robert to reach second base.
Robbie Grossman was charged with his first error since June 13, 2018 pic.twitter.com/MaXfH8znZJ
— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) July 10, 2022
Losing the ball in the sun and dropping a routine fly ball is gross way to lose such a record, but we have to give the veteran credit, that’s a cracking achievement in this day and age.
Robbie Grossman's 440-game errorless streak is snapped, as Luis Robert cruises into second base. His last error had been June 13, 2018.
It was the longest errorless streak by a position player in MLB history.
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) July 10, 2022
Korey Lee Has Arrived
The Astros No. 2 Prospect, catcher Korey Lee made waves for the first time in Major League Baseball after being called up to replace the injured Jason Castro earlier in the week.
3 hit, 3 RBI day for Korey.
Today's @budweiserusa Player of the Game!#LevelUp pic.twitter.com/om1t8Lvx9F
— Houston Astros (@astros) July 10, 2022
The Cal product was back in the Bay Area to face the hapless Oakland Athletics and had his family and close friends in attendance. The hyped youngster registered three hits and three RBI, including a double with the bases loaded, as the Astros swept the series and sit comfortably atop the AL West.
HAVE A DAY, KOREY LEE! pic.twitter.com/ybXTz9Otl0
— Houston Astros (@astros) July 10, 2022
Best Moments From Yesterday
Sandy’s Incredible Pitch
Someone needs to give this pitch a name! Deserving of it’s own trademark, this vicious and nasty fastball from All-Star Miami Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara was just gorgeous to watch. Smoking hot baseball!
Sandy did WHAT with that baseball? @Marlins | #MakeItMiami pic.twitter.com/WpXHuGxe9Y
— Bally Sports Florida: Marlins (@BallyMarlins) July 10, 2022
Mustard In Your Face Plant!
Just watch the video…
“Look at mustard… loses his pants, down around his ankles. And a face plant!” pic.twitter.com/bNcfES0Qds
— Uncomfortable Sports Moments (@awkwardsport) July 10, 2022
Miami Heats Up As Pirates Come To Town
If you can’t enjoy yourself on the field as a Pittsburgh Pirates player then you have to go all out to make it up off the field. So, when the team knew the next stop in their schedule was the Magic City, they all agreed on a style to arrive in.
Pirates players dressed appropriately on their way to Miami pic.twitter.com/PUGbmftn9y
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) July 10, 2022
Cute baseball moment courtesy of Rays reliever Jason Adam!
Little man got to go on the field before the game. Then he told Rays players his legs were tired and it was his birthday
So relief pitcher Jason Adam gave him a piggyback ride back to his dad
(via @MagnefyLS) pic.twitter.com/7ypxGu8JWX
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) July 10, 2022
The devastating news across fantasy baseball (and for home run lovers everywhere) is that Astros star slugger Yordan Alvarez has landed on the injured list with a troublesome hand injury. The news everyone did not want to see.
It was a rough weekend for the Rays as they were forced into sending star infielder Wander Franco, veteran defensive star Kevin Kiermaier, and handy lefty Jeffrey Springs all to the injured list. Ouch!
Veteran Royals fantasy starlet Whit Merrifield‘s status is also in danger as the productive hitter was removed from the game against the Guardians yesterday with a sore toe. X-rays came back negative but he will undergo an MRI.
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